Page 1 of 2

Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Thu May 02, 2013 6:47 pm
by Jedi-to-be

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Fri May 03, 2013 11:35 pm
by PurpleGurl
But you have to use Twitter to vote.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 7:08 am
by alfanak.net
PurpleGurl wrote:But you have to use Twitter to vote.
and i dont have one :!:

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Sat May 04, 2013 9:44 am
by gonzoMD
I did it for me personal and reactos-german.de also did it. I Tweeted about it, we don't have many followers but I hope that someone will RT it.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Sun May 05, 2013 6:14 pm
by jonaspm
Already voted and i tweeted about the competition :)

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 1:09 am
by vicmarcal
I did a couple of days ago too.
Seems there is a commercial project with lot of voters :)
We'll have to do our best, 20 days is a loong time.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:08 pm
by alfanak.net
vicmarcal wrote:Seems there is a commercial project with lot of voters :)
How a commercial project can be opensource?

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 4:28 pm
by vicmarcal
alfanak.net wrote:
vicmarcal wrote:Seems there is a commercial project with lot of voters :)
How a commercial project can be opensource?
Ubuntu
Red Hat
OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Wine
:3

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 5:14 pm
by mrugiero
vicmarcal wrote:
alfanak.net wrote:
vicmarcal wrote:Seems there is a commercial project with lot of voters :)
How a commercial project can be opensource?
Ubuntu
Red Hat
OpenOffice
LibreOffice
Wine
:3
Only Red Hat is directly commercial. Ubuntu and LibreOffice sell support, not the product, and Wine and OpenOffice have companies backing them up which sell products based on them, but with proprietary additions, and the open source products themselves are not commercial.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:39 pm
by vicmarcal
mrugiero wrote: Only Red Hat is directly commercial. Ubuntu and LibreOffice sell support, not the product, and Wine and OpenOffice have companies backing them up which sell products based on them, but with proprietary additions, and the open source products themselves are not commercial.
Sure :) I just stated that it is a "Commercial" project not a "Commercial" product.
Opensource projects can be "Commercial" projects in,at least, two different ways:
1)Selling the Product: Binary versions, aka source code perfectly compiled,on-demand, ready to be installed,sent packaged to home, plus manuals, etc...
2)Selling Services: Client Support, Tech, Certifications,related services, etc

Others:
3)Advertising: Placing advs in the product.
4)Data mining: Letting the company to record all your movements and use them for statistics(Android?)

And i could keep adding a couple more hehe...

Because my real work, I become somekind of a Business Model expert, mainly focused at Opensource Business Models. So if anyone is interested in details, we can share thoughts :)

Btw, Wine has a company backing it up, but really it become the other way around: Wine's devs created a company in order to backup the project called "CodeWeavers". Basically they are trying to find,and finding, a market niche in order to support WINE.
In the other hand, Transgaming, a company (ab)used from WINE code(from a NON_LGPL era) and they sell that closed source product.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 6:57 pm
by alfanak.net
vicmarcal wrote:And i could keep adding a couple more hehe...
life is so hard :D

what about reactos, is it a comercial project too?

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 9:07 pm
by mametoc
4)Data mining: Letting the company to record all your movements and use them for statistics(Android?)
4)Data mining: Letting to record some movements installing apps and use them for statistics(ReactOS app manager?)

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 10:48 pm
by mrugiero
mametoc wrote:
4)Data mining: Letting the company to record all your movements and use them for statistics(Android?)
4)Data mining: Letting to record some movements installing apps and use them for statistics(ReactOS app manager?)
I don't think so. Even when I do not care about sharing some data, it's considered "evil" by a lot of people. ReactOS is not popular enough to want that kind of advertising.
I think the way to go for ReactOS is selling support or something like that, if it is to be a commercial project.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Mon May 06, 2013 11:08 pm
by mametoc
4)Data mining: Letting the company to record all your movements and use them for statistics(Android?)
I don't think so. Even when I do not care about sharing some data, it's considered "evil" by a few people. Android is popular enough to want that kind of advertising.
I think the way to go for Android is selling support or something like that, if it is to be a big corporation.

Re: Vote for ReactOS to be the project of june!

Posted: Tue May 07, 2013 12:35 am
by mrugiero
Hmmm, for a start, Android is targeted to be embeded in mobile devices. Users doesn't really have much choices about that, you either use Windows Mobile, iOS or Android, and whichever you use, comes with the device. ReatOS, in the other hand, will probably be installed on demand.
Maybe it's few people. But it's the same kind of few people (geeks, mostly) who are to promote ReactOS.